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More early iPhone and iPad prototypes leak, watch out for the doohickey with the kickstand

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More early iPhone and iPad prototypes leak, watch out for the doohickey with the kickstand
We keep being treated with design prototypes straight from Apple's Jony Ive kitchen, thanks to the court filings for the trial, revealing iPhones and iPads that never were. 

After learning that Samsung argues Apple had the final iPhone design idea from Sony's conceptual thoughts, now we get a smorgasbord of images that span across Apple's mobile efforts - from early iPhone and iPad prototypes, to giant iPods with a kickstand.

The drawings and prototypes come in all shapes and forms, including a hexagonal iPhone, showcasing how much thought goes into the design process of our gizmos. 

Enjoy the slideshow below, it's the first time the internal design stages at Apple have been revealed in such granular details.


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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:14 2

1. Ronoc039 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Number 3 is actually a really nice design...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:26

9. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah but it looks to have a very geometric shape

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:53 10

12. Ohrules (Posts: 325; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


looks like a coffin.......

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:30

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sarcasm ? :)

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:15 8

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Apple Copied Sony's Prototype... Then the Motorola DROID... And also not to mention the Nokia N series... what's Apple Design Dept doing at California... Copying...??? This simply means Apple got a lot of Xerox Machines Copying all mobile prototypes... The Ipod model with the Kick stand Looks like $h!t.... Even their logo is not their own... Shot from Newton....

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:12 2

11. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Just out of interest how did they copy the motorola droid? and the n-series?

And you realise they are prototypes for a reason, they are mock designs which never make it public due to not being good enough to make the final cut.

I'm an android owner myself, just cant see the logic in what you are saying.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:16

3. Birds (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I just love these Tittles....Anyways.....I don't know what can be said for these prototypes...some look cool but others look like deification.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:16 3

4. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


no. 3 look like nokia n9

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:00

18. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


A few pics look like Nokia phones....hmmm.....lol.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:37 4

5. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Look at Picture 27 & 32. Is that a white Lumia 800? Look at picture 3. Is that a Motorola photon? Seriously, these prototypes literally cover all of the designs of smart phones in the market right now. Is Apple gonna sue everyone?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 04:00 3

6. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Crap, it's no wonder Apple likes stealing, because their designs suck donkey @$$

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:01 1

7. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


number 1 , 24 , 32 nice

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:06

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


3 and 17 for me

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:02

10. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The best one in my opinion is the white one that has a small hump on the back.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:54

13. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


i like the one that looks like lumia 800

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:36

15. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


photo one looks like nokia lumia.
Photo 3 looks like nokia x7.
Photo 20's Ui seriously looks cheesy and very chinese.
But if apple had gone for the 16:9 prototype,it would be better.
(Btw,did nokia hire spies to steal these designs?)

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:30

16. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Number 52, 53 & 54 is the iPad of my dreams…. Love the flared bezels… must be a dream to hold for long hours playing games or surfing the web. What is ups with the raised glass?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:28

17. remixfa (Posts: 14188; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow.. Apple must be thanking the heavens that Sony was around to copy... ugh. that stuff is uuuuugly.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 18:36

19. TMach (Posts: 387; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/26/apple-v-samsung-court-filings-reveal-sony-inspired-iphone-kick/

Apple inspired by Sony does not consider that stealing but has the nerve to accuse Samsung of copying. Perhaps Samsung was also by Sony! Oh shoot, Apple takes court action to stop Samsung copying it yet again!!

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 07:51

20. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


most of the designs are created based on lumia

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